A Hollywood shoot was halted after Ewan McGregor received a death threat in verse from his stand-in.
The star was in Thailand filming The Impossible, about the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, when the man was found in his trailer writing a death ode. It included a line about the author facing McGregor, 39, “twisting the knife as I look into your eyes”.
The American stand-in, who lives in Thailand, was being paid about £60 a day. Stand-ins take an actor’s place when the camera team are setting up a scene.